kibe

noun
\ ˈkīb How to pronounce kibe (audio) \

Definition of kibe

: an ulcerated chilblain especially on the heel also : heel

First Known Use of kibe

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kibe

Middle English

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“Kibe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kibe. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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kibe

noun
\ ˈkīb How to pronounce kibe (audio) \

Medical Definition of kibe

: an ulcerated chilblain especially on the heel

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